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Gil Bellows Biography

Birth Place:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was a founding member of the Seraphim Theater Company in New York, and acted in their off-Broadway production of True West
  • Made his movie debut in The First Season (1988), which was produced by the National Film Board of Canada
  • Made his TV debut in a 1991 episode of Law & Order
  • His role of Tommy Williams in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) was originally meant for Brad Pitt
  • Nominated for a Gemini Award for his performance in the 2005 miniseries Terminal City
  • Executive produced the HBO biopic Temple Grandin, which was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes

Awards

  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Made for Television Movie: winner
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

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